I have been busy stitching up a lovely design by our friend, Nan Lewis. For stitchers, Christmas really is just around the corner if they are making a special gift for friends and loved ones. In my mind, there is no greater gift than one that was made with love and a hand stitched gift is the epitome of this. A stitched gift is a gift of your time more so than anything else. If you are a needle worker, you know what I am talking about. By creating a hand stitched gift, you are telling that person that they are so important to you that you spent multiple hours creating this just for them. I have some smaller projects that I am going to start next. I don’t feel pressure to complete these before Christmass because they will be stocking stuffers if I get them done. If I don’t, they will be next year’s stocking stuffer. 🙂 Stitching should ALWAYS be something that you enjoy and not feel pressure to complete by a certain date. In my opinion, pressure = stress and there isn’t room for stress when stitching. It should be our happy place. Always.
Here’s my Beggar’s Christmas with my lovely Valdani threads.
Until next time.